England and Wales 2016 – day 2 

August 11, 2016

This morning the team got to go hack out ponies with Emma, Sophia, and CJ.  When they got back we had a mini practice session. 

Next was a trip to Monmouth for breakfast/lunch and then off to sight see castles!   First we went to Caerphilly Castle.  It is an old massive castle under restoration.  Super cool, with lots of steps to climb and walk ways to explore.  

Next we went to Castle Coch which is a refurbished castle, more of a small residence in comparison.  It was furnished and fully decorated.  What a difference between the two. 

We also fit in a little time in Cardiff, the capital of Wales, checking out a few shops.  

Dinner was at “The Stable – pizza pies and cider”.  I loved it. They serve gourmet pizzas and British pies (think meat pies) and boast over 80 varieties of cider.  Chrissy and I got the sampler.   We all tried some new pizzas, including a crab pizza and a surf and turf pizza.  Yum.  

I was also offered the opportunity to ride in the veterans session at world individuals. If you know me even a little you know I was beyond excited for the opportunity.  But unfortunately it’s the night before we will be arriving st individuals so I won’t be able to make it.  *gutted*. Sniff sniff.  Maybe (read – please please hopeful) sometime in the future.  

Now it is time for bed so we can be up for another amazing day.  And maybe the team will get in some blog time in thei own words tomorrow.  

Have I mentioned how much I love this country?  




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  1. Viola Udy

     /  August 11, 2016

    What a fantastic experience.

    Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:20:28 +0000 To: v.udy@hotmail.com

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